Flights to Belize

by tacogirl
Flights to Belize

It used to be, finding direct cheap flights to Belize was rare. With Belize becoming more and more popular, the airlines have noticed and have been gradually adding more flights from all over. There are now nine different airlines flying in direct from sixteen different cities (some seasonally). Both of the major Canadian Airlines have seasonal direct flights as well and there are also two from Central America. You can, of course, catch connecting flights to Belize from all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Direct Flights From US Cities to Belize City

American Airlines:

Charlotte (CLT) – Seasonal; Saturday Departure at 9:20 am. Sunday is added on February 16 departing Charlotte at 9:45 am. The return flights are at 1:15 pm. On March 29, it goes down to only two Saturday flights per month until August 18, 2020. The season picks up again on November 21, 2020.
Dallas (DFW) – Daily weekday departure at 11:14 am with the return at 2:59 pm. Beginning February 15, there are two Saturday Departures at 11:11 am and 2:08 pm. The Saturday departures from Belize are at 2:59 pm & 5:54 pm.
Los Angeles (LAX) – Seasonal late Friday night Departure at 11:59 pm. The current season finishes on August 28, 2020. Return flight to LAX is on Saturday morning at 8:00, so the return nonstop flight season ends on August 29, 2020. The season begins again on November 30, 2020
Miami (MIA) – Twice Daily Departures at 10:35 am & 12:06 pm through August 17, 2020, when it reduces to the afternoon departure only. Return to MIA flight times are 11:44 am & 1:09 pm. The twice-daily departures commence again on November 19, 2020, with returns to Miami at 12:43 and 2:48 pm.

Delta Airlines:

Atlanta (ATL) – Atlanta (ATL) – Daily Departure 10:15 am. Belize to Atlanta departs at 1:32 pm. From February 15 to August 29, there is an additional flight on Saturday at 12:15 pm. The additional return flight on Saturday is at 3:25 pm.

Southwest Airlines:

Houston (HOU) – Daily Departure at 11:40 am with the return to Hobby at 3:45 pm. Beginning on March 8, 2020, the Saturday flights leave Houston at 12:15 pm with the returns remaining at 3:45. From March 23, watch the times closely as some days Houston-Belize departs at 11:45 am. On those days the return to Houston at 1:55 pm.
Denver (DEN) – Seasonal direct flights have finished for the season. Saturday & Sunday only flights begin again on March 7, 2020, and runs through August 8.
Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Daily departure time at 11:00 am. BZE – FLL leaves Belize at 1:20 pm. Southwest flight schedule currently only shows up to August 10, 2020, which is most likely when they switch to Saturdays for a time. Check back later for an update as to the start of the 2020-2021 season.

United Airlines:

Houston (IAH) – Daily Departures at 9:35 am or 12:00 pm. From March 7 to 28 two additional Saturday flights are available at 7:28 am & 2:20 pm. Return daily flights are at 10:56 am & 12:54 pm with additional flights on Saturday at 3:30 & 5:49 pm. Throughout the spring and summer, they continue with daily service, but the number of Saturday flights varies.
Chicago (ORD) – Seasonally; Monday, Friday and Saturday flights depart Chicago at 8:55 am to March 2. Then, Saturday only until the season ends on May 2, 2020. Return to O’Hare is at 1:58 pm.
Newark (EWR) Seasonal. Saturday only 8:29 am to May 2, 2020. The return flight to New Jersey leaves at 12:25 pm.

Sun Country Airlines:

Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) – Saturdays at 7:05 am; return at 1:35 pm. The season began on December 7, 2019, and runs to April 11, 2020.

Seasonal Direct Flights from Canada to Belize City

WestJet:

Toronto (YYZ) – Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:00 am. Return at 2:45 pm. The season runs to April 25, 2020, with an additional Monday flight added from March 2.

Calgary (YYC) – Friday at 8:35 am to April 24, 2020. The return flight departs at 3:45 pm. Saturday is added from February 29 to April 18, 2020. The Saturday return time is at 4:35 pm.

Air Canada:

Toronto (YYZ) – Friday & Monday at 11:15 am. An additional Wednesday flight is added from January 29 to March 25, 2020. Flights depart BZE at 3:55 pm. The season ends on April 24, 2020.

Ready to Book? Refer to the days of the week as above and use the very easy TripAdvisor Booking Tool to help you find your ideal Flight to Belize.

Direct Flights from Central America

Copa Airlines:

Panama (PTY) – Tuesday and Friday 11:43 am with the return at 2:03 pm.

Avianca:

San Salvador (SAL) Daily 2:34 pm. The return flight leaves Belize at 5:00 pm.

Always double check flight times listed on the internet with airlines as they are subject to change.

If you have any questions or require further help on booking your Belize vacation – and local discounts, please feel free to email me at tacogirlbelize.

This information was last updated on January 9, 2020.

Ready to Book? Use the very easy TripAdvisor Booking Tool to help you find your ideal Flight to Belize.

How to Get Around Belize

Once you get to Belize you will find it is fairly easy and inexpensive to get where ever you want to go. Belize City is full of taxis to get you around town. Sometimes they may try and overcharge so I always ask how much before I get in the taxi to make sure I am getting a fair price. You can take a bus anywhere on the mainland from the main bus terminal. It is really cheap, but you do get what you pay for. Expect overcrowded old school buses and interesting cultural experiences. You can also get to Caye Caulker or San Pedro, Ambergris Caye by a water taxi. They run around $25US and take 70-90 minutes. Even though I like boats and old school buses, my favorite way to travel around the country is to hop on a Tropic Air island hopper.

Tropic Air Flight Code

The flight from the Belize International Airport to San Pedro takes about 20 minutes and is one of the most beautiful flights you will ever take. Because the plane does not go above 2500 feet, you get an amazing view of the Caribbean Sea and Barrier Reef.

By using Code For a Cause promotional code horizon when booking on Tropic Air, for both local and international flights, you will be doing great community service. All flights booked and flown using CFC will automatically be donating to charity. It’s that easy to help.

Please note, the Government of Belize and the Belize Airport Authority are requiring all Belizean Airlines to collect a six dollar rider fee on all ticket segments. The rider fee is charged to every ticket issued regardless of any discount.

Examples: One way flight BZE – SPR = Rider Fee $6.00, Return flight BZE – SPR – BZE = Rider Fee $12.00 and flying to 3 destinations BZE – SPR – TZA – PLJ = Rider Fee $18.00

Tropic Air Destinations

Tropic now flies to 14 great destinations in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Tropic is the only Belizean airline that joins popular cities in the Yucatan with daily flights.

Tropic Air

Tropic Air Plane

 

Check out more helpful tips upon arriving in Belize on my Flying in Belize page.

On the Tropic Air website, you can get the following downloadable PDF and other useful information. Click through to view useful and some downloadable flight information. You can see a Tropic Air route map or go to their various pages and find out the latest flight policies, departure tax, and pet travel information.

Shop Duty-Free Belize

Duty-free limits upon arrival: 3 cartons of cigarettes, 6 bottles of perfume, 6 boxes of cigars, 6 bottles of liquor or wine. Alcohol and perfume must go in checked luggage for your Tropic Air flight. Cigars and cigarettes can be on carry-on but cannot be used on the flight. Check out my Duty-Free Page to get a 15% discount on your inbound purchases and for more information on what you can take with you when you leave Belize.

50 comments

Jack 24/09/2019 - 9:50 am

Hi,
I flew into Belize last December 2018, on a Saturday.
Customs was a nightmare, exactly 3 hours to get through. A lot of people were missing their connectors.
I am flying into Belize again in January 2020, also a Saturday.
Trying to book Tropic Air flights also.
Is this the norm, or was it just a bad day. There was talk that a new system was being implemented.
Thanks for your advice.

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tacogirl 24/09/2019 - 3:54 pm

Hi Jack, sorry you had such a time at customs. It is not the norm, while I have hit line ups before never in my 14 years here has it take me 3h to clear customs. I hope you have smoother sailing this time around. Sometimes if the declaring line is shorter, people will go buy a bottle at Premier duty-free and have something to declare instantly. If you use this option, Premier offers a tacogirl reader 15% discount.

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Diana Walsh 31/08/2019 - 5:00 pm

Hi Taco Girl
I’m from Toronto Canada and will be moving to Belize in the fall of 2020. I would like to open a specific business there but wondering where I would find all the information about making the move to Ambergris Caye.

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tacogirl 01/09/2019 - 7:39 am

Moring Diana, there are people who specifically do consult and know all the current paperwork protocol. Email me at tacogirlbelize@gmail.com and I can help get you started.

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'Belize Steve' 12/06/2019 - 9:05 pm

Hey Taco Girl! Always glad to find another ‘long term Belize aficionado’ who lives in Belize most of the year and who understands both the culture, and how tourists (or as I call them, “soon to be regular visitors of Belize”) expats, investors, and future retirees can maximize their experience…and even save some $$$.
I especially like your no nonsense approach to the many benefits of travel to Belize – but without of the ‘sugar coating’ or ‘monetizing’ many bloggers include in their posts.
I grew up in Belize (16 years, until my return to the US for college/graduate school, & career), but have maintained my permanent residency status and return as often as I can. Since I now only ‘go home’ (and Belize will always be my ‘home’ – Creole was my first language, after all) only five or six times per year, it’s fantastic to find your perspective and up-to–date advice on the ‘definitely do’ v. ‘probably do’ v. ”do with caution/common sense’ (and even the rare, “eh-your might want to rethink the details of your plan’. Solid, experience-based, non commercial suggestions.. I wish more Belize bloggers mirrored your code of authentic personal experience + ethical excellence.
While a am of a Caye Caulker fan (a bit more laid back and – for now at least – without the gulf cart ‘traffic jams’ as can sometimes happen on Ambergris Caye, you are 100% right on point with your advice.
Nice – very nice…your are now one of my top three bloggers on Belize. I hope to meet you sometime – grab a Belikin & swap some of the narratives that make Belize truly ‘Beautiful Belize’. (“Dis da fu we Belize, no true gal?”)
Your newest fan, ‘Belize Steve’ (often found at ‘Caye Reef’/Caye Caulker or ‘Cheers’/Western Hwy/Belmopan, or bumming around Hopkins Village & Placencia).

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tacogirl 13/06/2019 - 9:14 am

Thanks for the compliments Belize Steve and putting me in your top 3. Shoot me an email tacogirlbelize[at]gmail.com when planning your next trip and if it works out we can meet up.

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Lauren 29/01/2018 - 10:12 am

Hello TacoGirl: Just planning our first trip, so exciting! I read that you sometimes have a discount code for Tropic Air, which will be flying from San Pedro back to the international airport on our departure day. If you still have it could you please provide…?
Also hoping for some advice…Flight to US is at noon…do you think the 9:00 am from San Pedro allows sufficient time? We will be flying on Weds, July 4th if that helps determine your answer…Thanks very much!

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tacogirl 29/01/2018 - 10:30 am

You should be fine with that amount of time Lauren, however, I will tell you the official word and you can decide. When booking your Belize Flights, allow 1 h to clear customs (often it takes less but you never know) Returning they ask you to be at the airport 3 h in advance. The reasoning behind the 3h rule and why Tropic Air advises you follow it. Technically airlines flying back to the states are supposed to close their manifest 1h ahead of time so that everyone can be checked against the no fly list. Overall 335 days of the year 2h is more than enough. However there are those random 30 days that it will not be, such as a busy Saturday in March. There are popular annual travel times when Tropic is always extra busy at which ever airport you are flying out of. This can generate minor delays to BZE and increased potential for long lineups at Philip Goldson International Airport check in.

As for the flight code, it still works and you can find downloadable pdf instructions at this link, http://tacogirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Tropic-Air-tacogirl-coupon-code-and-instructions.pdf

As of New Year, a couple of us that were doing a 10% discount are no longer able to offer it due to a change in because Tropic’s system. From now on for every flight booked with CFC flight code, a portion of your ticket price goes to a very worthy organization on Ambergris Caye; the Blue Water Grill Belize Community effort. A portion of all previous month flights will go towards current month cause in support the monthly chosen organization receiving help. More information available on the Code for a Cause page
https://tacogirl.com/code-for-cause-tacogirl-flight-code/

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Lauren Drake 29/01/2018 - 11:15 am

Thanks, since we are coming off season in july I feel fairly confident that we will make it…unless July 4th is a big travel day in Belize…?

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brandon dietz 23/10/2017 - 10:33 am

Hey tacogirl, me and my family will be travelling to San Pedro Jan-26-feb-9. There will be 4 adults and a 15 month old baby. What is the best method to get a flight from Belize city to the island to ensure we can all fly together? and also get the best rates. is it worth taking a taxi to TZA and flying from there to the island?

This trip is kind of a scouting trip, we have been thinking about investing there and possibly even moving there at some point in time. You seem like the kind of person that would have a lot of knowledge on this as you are also from Canada.

look forward to hearing from you.

Brandon

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tacogirl 24/10/2017 - 8:32 am

It’s always nice to hear from fellow Canadians. It’s not hard to ensure that group flies together. Tropic Air is really great for getting people on the same flight. It is more convenient from the International With the little one in mind, that is what I’d recommend after a long day travel.

Here is a good post on the price difference of International airport versus Municipal Airport https://tacogirl.com/best-belize-airfare/

Tropic Air will be changing flight discount structure, so if you want to ensure you get the best price, book no later than the end of this year. October – turtle, November – reef and December – cenote. Always use current month code no matter when you plan to fly.

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Corey Holm 27/03/2017 - 12:59 pm

Hello tacogirl!

I lead a group of students down to Belize every year and every year we use Tropic Air to take us from San Pedro back to Belize International. I am currently trying to purchase 22 tickets from San Pedro to Belize International. Can you help me out with this? Does the tacogirl discount code apply to groups? Thanks, Corey.

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tacogirl 05/04/2017 - 7:35 am

Got your email Corey,if you still need further help please let me know. Are the kids willing to bring donations with them? If so I have school wish lists with easy items on there.

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Edie Pendleton 26/03/2017 - 11:55 am

Hello tacogirl! I would like to start by saying I have followed you for a few years now and really enjoy reading your stuff – so thank you. We have a house in San Pedro and visit a few times a year. We are from Canada and used to have to take United Air through to Houston. the BZ. We recently flew with Westjet which was fantastic; fantastic not having to go through Houston any more! Unfortunately, Westjet’s flights are seasonal. We want to come down in June but do not want to go through the USA so we are considering flying to Cancun and then from Cancun to San Pedro. We ordinarily wouldn’t mind taking the bus to Chetemal but I will have just had foot surgery and won’t be able to walk well so trying to determine the best route possible. My question to you is, what information or knowledge do you have about taking the route from Cancun to San Pedro, is it possible to do this and is it super expensive? I am suspecting that we would have to fly Cancun to Belize City then BZ to San Pedro; would that be right? Thanks in advance!

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tacogirl 27/03/2017 - 9:00 am

Morning Edie, you have a few options to get from Cancun to Belize. The current flight price I have is flight is $291 usd one way. You can also opt to bus to corozal (usually with an overnight in Cancun or Playa Del Carmen) and then fly over. There is also a bus running from Cancun Airport to Belize City – Belize Bus website is a good resource for those that are looking cheap travel https://belizebus.wordpress.com/

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Carmen 16/02/2017 - 4:53 pm

Never mind Tacogirl! I typed in code taco and it worked! Thanks a bunch!

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tacogirl 16/02/2017 - 5:00 pm

Anytime Carmen. Always ude current month code no matter when the flight date is.

In an effort to provide better customer service, Tropic Air made flight coupon codes quarterly as of January 2017.

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lorie davis 11/01/2017 - 1:01 pm

Could I please get coupon code for 10% off tropic air to san pedro?

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tacogirl 12/01/2017 - 7:06 pm

taco is the code from Jan – Mar 2017 Lorie. You will find the following post of interest it has some good international seat sales and 2 great ways to find cleap flights among other things.

2017 Travel Coupon Codes Flight Sales and 3 Month Calendar
http://tacogirl.com/2017-travel-coupon-codes-flight-sales-and-3-month-calendar/

I emailed you the info pdf, the frequent flyer version, Belize food and shopping coupons and some useful Tropic Air information. Happy Planning and thanks for using tacogirl Tropic Air flight discount.

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tacogirl 16/02/2017 - 5:08 pm

Emailed you info PDF for current flight discount code Lorie.

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Tom Hlady 05/12/2016 - 4:25 pm

Laurie,
Just wanted to say A BIG THANK YOU for your blog and all the info you provide. I was there in May 2016 with my wife to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. She had no idea where we were going till we landed in Houston and went to the gate for Belize. Because of all the info you provide I was able to plan several things for us to do.
We plan on coming back next year with the entire family so everyone can enjoy the beauty of Belize and the friendly people.
Hopefully one day we can retire down there, ( I’m working on that) but in the mean time we will just have to visit.
Have a happy holiday and Boxer Day. I really appreciate all that you do to keep us informed about what is going on down in paradise.

Tom

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tacogirl 06/12/2016 - 5:03 pm

I appreciate that Tom. I am glad you found my blog useful. That is such a great story, I bey your wife loved the surprise. If you have not seen them already check out my new food and shopping travel coupon codes. They will be useful for your net trip. Retirement sounds good 🙂

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Ginger Rice 01/12/2016 - 5:09 pm

The promo code “Monkey” for December is showing invalid on the Tropic Air page

Is there another I should be using?

Thank you in advance……

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tacogirl 01/12/2016 - 5:26 pm

Evening Ginger the glitch has been fixed and monkey code is working. I tried to email you but it bounced back. If you need further help please email me at tacogirlbelize@gmail[dot]com

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Darrin Thiessen 17/11/2016 - 10:47 pm

Heading to San Pedro Dec 1 via the Chetumal Corozal route , planning on tropic air, love a discount.
And some suggestions on where to stay in san pedro area for honeymoon
Thanks

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tacogirl 18/11/2016 - 8:03 am

Hi Darrin.

Thanks for using my tacogirl travel coupon codes for your flight. As for where to stay for honeymoon can you please specify a bit more about what you are looking for? Just shoot me an email with a few more details at tacogirlbelize@gmail[dot]com

All the best
Laurie

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Amy 22/08/2016 - 10:03 am

Just made my flight plans with tropic air. Thanks for the code tacogirl.

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tacogirl 22/08/2016 - 10:04 am

Anytime Amy. Safe and Happy Travels 🙂

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Cheri 17/08/2016 - 10:04 am

Please send tropic air discount code. Booking San Pedro to Placencia round trip. Thanks.

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tacogirl 18/08/2016 - 8:47 am

Sent you an email with Current Code Cherie.

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DANNA HARRISON 26/05/2016 - 11:11 am

Thank you so much.

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DANNA HARRISON 24/05/2016 - 6:51 pm

Need discount code. Thanks

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tacogirl 24/05/2016 - 7:03 pm

Please mail me at tacogirlbelize@gmail to get it Danna

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tacogirl 24/05/2016 - 7:06 pm

For future, please mail me at tacogirlbelize@gmail to get it Danna. I sent you an email with code and other useful Tropic Air information as well as my new San Pedro Town Map.

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Steve 23/05/2016 - 8:29 am

Hi – Great site.. Tried to obtain the discount code for Tropicair using your site but kept coming back with an unknown error.. If you could email me the code I would appreciate it! Thanks

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tacogirl 23/05/2016 - 7:14 pm

Emailing you code Steve sorry for any inconvenience.

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Chan 18/05/2016 - 5:11 pm

Hi,
We are a family of 5 and would like to book the round trip air tickets from Belize City Municipal Airport to San Pedro Airport in June. Can you pls email me the coupon code? thanks.

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tacogirl 18/05/2016 - 5:18 pm

Evening Chan, thanks for coming to me for tacogirl code to help you save money on your Belize Flights. I emailed you the current code, other useful Tropic Air info and my San Pedro Town Map.

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Brett 19/04/2016 - 5:17 pm

Hi, question about duty free alcohol…you said 6 bottles, is that per person? And how big would the bottles be? Also, is there a decent selection and is it cheaper than buying at grocery store in Ambergris Caye? Thank you, you’re site is so helpful:)

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tacogirl 20/04/2016 - 8:53 am

4 bottles per person at the Philip Goldson International Airport Brett. (double checked and added current number) If you are buying premium alcohol or wine it is with shopping duty free.

Be sure and have good packing on hand for bottles and leave space in your checked luggage for them – they cannot go carry on. My tip for last min space is move a small portion of your packed luggage to your carry on and free up room for bottles.

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Leslie 14/04/2016 - 4:32 pm

Is there anyway to rent a car at Belize International Airport and drive/drop it off in Placencia?

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tacogirl 15/04/2016 - 8:28 am

Morning Leslie.

While there are a few car rentals in Placencia most are not franchized. Hertz is your best bet to be able to do that http://www.carsbelize.com/about_belize.html

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Dominique 11/03/2016 - 10:33 am

Hi, I am trying to book a one-way flight for 2 people from CUN to BZE on 10/12/16 but when I enter the promo code, GECKO, tropic’s website is telling me that the promo price for this flight is not available and only shows the economy price. Any idea why this is happening?

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tacogirl 11/03/2016 - 11:16 am

Dominique, I checked http://www.tropicair.com/en/ booking page for Oct 13th as the 12th flight shows as fully booked. Choosing the next day, the code worked and the discount showed up. I can ask Tropic and see if they can open up another flight for the 12th. Just reply to my email if you want me to do that.

All the best
Laurie

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Tanya Secrist 26/02/2016 - 8:47 am

Thank you! I love your site! Lots of great information!

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Tanya Secrist 16/02/2016 - 6:58 am

We are a family of 5 traveling to Belize in May. It looks like we can save some money taking Tropic Air to Ambergris from the municipal airport rather than International. Any thoughts? Not sure if we could get a van style taxi or if we would need two since we are 5 with luggage.

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tacogirl 16/02/2016 - 9:22 am

Tanya, very fitting that you asked this. I just published – Cost of flying direct from BZE Airport versus cab to TZA Airport http://tacogirl.com/best-belize-airfare/ You can also check this guest post by one of my longtime readers. Jenny and her family always take a cab and fly from to Municipal Airport to San Pedro Airport to save a few dollars. When it is just the adults, they fly out of Philip Goldson Airport to Ambergris Caye. http://tacogirl.com/belize-airpopubclised rts-flight-fees/

You should be able to find a taxi van, if you need two would depend how much luggage you have and how lucky you get for vehicle.

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byron curtis 27/12/2015 - 3:54 pm

Please send coupon code for Tropic Air thanks

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tacogirl 28/12/2015 - 7:32 am

Correct code pdf emailed. It can also be obtained as a or download from this page.

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Stacy Joffrion 03/02/2015 - 5:22 am

Please send coupon code for tropic air. Thx

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